US Patent No: 7,775,215

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System and method for determining implanted device positioning and obtaining pressure data

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A sense head comprises a plurality of coils and a needle window. The sense head is operable to receive RF signals communicated from a needle target such as an injection port located within a patient. A user interface is configured to visually display an indication to a user relating to the positioning and orientation of the sense head relative to the needle target. The positioning and orientation may be determined based on RF signals received by the coils in the sense head. With the sense head positioned based on information provided through the visual display, the user may insert a needle through the needle window to reach the needle target. The sense head may also receive communications relating to the pressure of fluid in an implanted device. The user interface may further display information relating to the fluid pressure in the implanted device.

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ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC.CINCINNATI, OH1695

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Dlugos, Daniel F Shelton, CT 81 2441
Ferreri, Annie L Loveland, OH 4 215
Hassler,, Jr William L - 19 566
Holscher, Russell L Olathe, KS 11 790
Weaner, Lauren S Beavercreek, OH 34 469

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5,957,861 Impedance monitor for discerning edema through evaluation of respiratory rate 367 1997
5,899,927 Detection of pressure waves transmitted through catheter/lead body 112 1997
6,009,878 System for locating implantable medical device 68 1998
5,974,873 Drug reservoir volume measuring device 38 1998
6,102,678 Peristaltic pump 91 1998
5,916,237 Power control apparatus and method for a body implantable medical device 86 1998
6,024,704 Implantable medical device for sensing absolute blood pressure and barometric pressure 183 1998
6,152,885 Barometric pressure sensor for use with implantable absolute pressure sensor 63 1998
6,162,180 Non-invasive cardiac monitoring system and method with communications interface 74 1998
6,305,381 System for locating implantable medical device 64 1999
6,248,080 Intracranial monitoring and therapy delivery control device, system and method 194 1999
6,171,252 Pressure sensor with increased sensitivity for use with an implantable medical device 110 1999
6,315,769 Apparatus and method for measuring the amount of fluid contained in an implantable medical device 59 1999
6,482,177 Apparatus and method for measuring the amount of fluid contained in an implantable medical device 44 1999
6,542,350 Reservoir volume sensors 65 1999
6,292,697 Testing sterile packaged components of an implantable medical device prior to chronic implantation 54 2000
6,470,212 Body heat powered implantable medical device 62 2000
6,463,329 Null-free antenna array for use in communication with implantable medical devices 63 2000
6,599,250 Heart failure monitor quicklook summary for patient management systems 133 2001
6,731,976 Device and method to measure and communicate body parameters 368 2001
7,187,978 Method and apparatus for programming an implantable medical device 29 2001
6,929,653 Apparatus and method for replacing aortic valve 164 2001
2005/0027,175 Implantable biosensor 52 2003
7,225,032 External power source, charger and system for an implantable medical device having thermal characteristics and method therefore 63 2004
2006/0020,224 Intracranial pressure monitoring system 26 2004
2006/0122,863 Patient management network 40 2005
2006/0247,682 Tube sensor for penile tumescence 26 2005
2006/0247,723 Flexible tube sensor for sensing urinary sphincter pressure 29 2005
2006/0247,724 Implantable optical pressure sensor for sensing urinary sphincter pressure 45 2005
 
HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC. (1)
4,665,511 System for acoustic caliper measurements 84 1984
 
HALLIBURTON COMPANY (1)
4,981,173 Electric surface controlled subsurface valve system 74 1989
 
CODMAN NEURO SCIENCES SARL (1)
2006/0089,619 Implantable pump with integrated refill detection 63 2004
 
BIOSENSORS INTERNATIONAL PTE. LTD. (1)
5,993,395 Pressure transducer apparatus with disposable dome 43 1996
 
O&K Orenstein & Koppel Aktiengesellschaft (1)
4,729,517 Rebound crusher 27 1986
 
ST. JUDE MEDICAL AB (1)
2006/0149,327 Detection of diastolic heart failure 26 2004
 
PEARL TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS, LLC (1)
2004/0082,867 Vascular graft with integrated sensor 16 2003
 
ORBIT TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
5,474,226 Projectile welding 30 1994
 
Tokyo Shibaura Denki Kabushiki Kaisha (4)
4,393,899 Plugging apparatus 38 1980
4,432,363 Apparatus for transmitting energy to a device implanted in a living body 85 1981
4,460,835 Semiconductor integrated circuit device with low power consumption in a standby mode using an on-chip substrate bias generator 64 1981
4,621,331 Control system for grasping force of a manipulator for grasping objects 54 1983
 
Miles Laboratories, Inc. (1)
4,464,170 Blood glucose control apparatus and method 77 1982
 
APEX MEDICAL, INC. (1)
6,481,292 Dual pressure monitor 23 1999
 
NETAPP, INC. (1)
2007/0070,906 Cumulative TCP congestion control 55 2005
 
ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC. (1)
6,695,866 Mitral and tricuspid valve repair 192 2000
 
INAMED DEVELOPMENT COMPANY (1)
5,226,429 Laparoscopic gastric band and method 402 1991
 
Honeywell Inc. (1)
4,399,707 Stress sensitive semiconductor unit and housing means therefor 54 1981
 
THE RESEARCH FOUNDATION OF STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK (2)
5,181,517 Method and apparatus for the measurement of atrial pressure 50 1991
5,551,439 Method of determining a mean pressure from a source within a body 34 1995
 
FANUC LTD (1)
4,695,237 Injection molding apparatus 59 1985
 
DATA SCIENCES INTERNATIONAL, INC. (5)
6,379,308 Pressure measurement device 40 2000
7,025,727 Pressure measurement device 58 2001
2002/0120,200 Devices, systems and methods for endocardial pressure measurement 64 2002
2005/0159,789 Implantable sensor with wireless communication 98 2005
2005/0182,330 Devices, systems and methods for endocardial pressure measurement 61 2005
 
BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC. (7)
4,544,369 Battery operated miniature syringe infusion pump 104 1983
4,769,001 Method and apparatus for calibrating plural pump fluid flow system 89 1985
4,804,368 Battery operated miniature syringe infusion pump and improved halfnut therefor 73 1987
5,171,299 Balloon catheter inflation pressure and diameter display apparatus and method 96 1991
5,256,157 Automated infusion pump with replaceable memory cartridges 190 1992
5,681,285 Infusion pump with an electronically loadable drug library and a user interface for loading the library 277 1996
5,807,336 Apparatus for monitoring and/or controlling a medical device 174 1996
 
NATHANIELSZ, PETER W. (1)
4,967,761 Method of monitoring labor 55 1988
 
RPX CORPORATION (1)
5,742,233 Personal security and tracking system 388 1997
 
THE ADMINISTRATORS OF THE TULANE EDUCATIONAL FUND (1)
5,267,940 Cardiovascular flow enhancer and method of operation 89 1991
 
COSMOS COMMODITY, INC. (1)
5,120,313 Method for measuring blood pressure in an animal or human using a percutaneous access port 40 1990
 
SIMO, CONSTANCE, 225 W 11TH, NEW YORK, NY 10004 (1)
4,658,760 Pressure transfer fluid heater 30 1985
 
DIRECT FLOW MEDICAL, INC. (1)
5,554,185 Inflatable prosthetic cardiovascular valve for percutaneous transluminal implantation of same 415 1994
 
AMBROOK MEDICAL CONCEPTS, INC. (1)
4,711,249 Circumferential membrane, fluid coupled catheter 27 1986
 
ZIMMER, INC. (1)
2004/0243,148 Use of micro- and miniature position sensing devices for use in TKA and THA 92 2004
 
MEDTRONIC ATS MEDICAL INC. (1)
5,487,760 Heart valve prosthesis incorporating electronic sensing, monitoring and/or pacing circuitry 126 1994
 
SURGICAL DEVELOPMENT AG (1)
6,678,561 Heartburn and reflux disease treatment apparatus 65 2001
 
MTS SYSTEMS CORPORATION (1)
5,068,779 Degree of freedom digital control system for a hydraulic press 30 1989
 
Kadia-Diamant Maschinen-und Werkzeugfabrik O. Kopp GmbH & Co. (1)
4,589,805 Boring and deburring head and boring and deburring tool capable of being fastened therein, and method for boring and deburring a workpiece 33 1984
 
INSTANTEL INC. (CORP. NO. 1496254) (1)
5,014,040 Personal locator transmitter 107 1989
 
MARIANNA AVANZINI (1)
5,213,331 Golf training putter 57 1992
 
B. BRAUN MEDICAL, INC. (1)
4,556,086 Dual disc low pressure back-check valve 69 1984
 
GIVEN IMAGING LTD. (1)
6,285,897 Remote physiological monitoring system 344 1999
 
Dwight N. Holmbo (1)
5,282,839 Rate responsive cardiac pacemaker and method for providing an optimized pacing rate which varies with a patient's physiologic demand 50 1992
 
BRASS-CRAFT MANUFACTURING COMPANY (1)
5,274,859 Shower splash shield 32 1992
 
TECUMSEH PRODUCTS COMPANY (1)
4,648,363 Lubricating oil filtration system for an engine 40 1985
 
BBC BROWN BOVERI AG (1)
4,696,189 Housing for a measuring device 41 1986
 
ORTHOCONCEPT, 65, RUE DE LA PRULAIY, CH - 1217 MEYRIN, SWITZERLAND, A CORP. OF SWITZERLAND (1)
4,902,277 Circulating a liquid through a joint 69 1987
 
ALFRED E. MANN FOUNDATION FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH (3)
5,791,344 Patient monitoring system 784 1996
6,067,474 Implantable device with improved battery recharging and powering configuration 338 1998
2005/0061,079 System and apparatus for sensing pressure in living organisms and inanimate objects 30 2004
 
VICTOR COMPANY OF JAPAN, LTD. (1)
5,026,180 Thermal ink-transfer printer capable of preventing off-registration of colors at color printing 34 1988
 
THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA (5)
4,703,756 Complete glucose monitoring system with an implantable, telemetered sensor module 799 1986
5,342,401 Real time cardiac arrhythmia stabilizing system 60 1992
5,373,852 Monitoring uterine contractions by radiotelemetric transmission 127 1993
5,431,171 Monitoring fetal characteristics by radiotelemetric transmission 114 1993
5,538,005 B'method for monitoring fetal characteristics by radiotelemetric transmission 96 1995
 
CORDIS CORPORATION (2)
4,596,563 Thin-walled multi-layered catheter having a fuseless tip 207 1984
5,152,776 Balloon inflation device 74 1991
 
ARROW INTERVENTIONAL, INC. (1)
4,407,271 Apparatus for left heart assist 100 1981
 
FLACHGLAS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (1)
4,573,835 Machine for boring a plate workpiece 33 1981
 
VeloBind, Inc. (2)
4,369,013 Bookbinding strips 53 1980
4,570,351 Book core gauge and positioning guide for casing book cores 25 1984
 
OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO., LTD. (1)
4,633,304 Endoscope assembly 106 1984
 
NOKIA MOBILE PHONES LTD. (1)
5,168,982 Switch device 39 1991
 
B. BRAUN MELSUNGEN AG (1)
4,952,205 Pressure infusion device 75 1989
 
INTEGRATED SENSING SYSTEMS, INC. (2)
2006/0047,205 DELIVERY METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MONITORING CARDIOVASCULAR PRESSURES 63 2005
2007/0179,583 DELIVERY SYSTEM, METHOD, AND ANCHOR FOR MEDICAL IMPLANT PLACEMENT 43 2007
 
DUKE UNIVERSITY (1)
5,396,899 Spinal puncture fluid collection apparatus 26 1993
 
B. BRAUN-SSC AG (2)
4,465,474 Injector for medical uses having an improved automatic switch-off system 57 1982
4,560,979 Method for triggering an alarm in an infusion syringe 80 1984
 
Ultrasonic Sensing and Monitoring Systems, Inc. (1)
5,411,551 Stent assembly with sensor 212 1993
 
BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
5,006,884 Imaging device 10 1989
 
Narco Bio-Systems, Inc. (1)
4,346,604 Electromagnetic flow probe 43 1980
 
Surg Develop AB (1)
5,152,770 Implantable device for occluding a duct in the body of a living being 74 1991
 
NMT NEUROSCIENCES (IP), INC., A DELAWARE CORPORATION (2)
4,551,128 Cerebrospinal fluid shunt valve 76 1983
4,681,559 Plural valve three stage pressure relief system 53 1985
 
ELLIPSE TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
2008/0172,072 Internal sensors for use with gastric restriction devices 35 2007
 
Westinghouse Electric Corp. (2)
4,569,623 Dump assembly 30 1984
4,728,479 High pressure seal fitting with built-in low pressure seal arrangement 36 1986
 
RADIONICS, INC. (2)
4,378,809 Audio-telemetric pressure sensing systems and methods 73 1980
4,385,636 Telemetric differential pressure sensor with the improvement of a conductive shorted loop tuning element and a resonant circuit 81 1981
 
NCR CORPORATION (1)
4,700,497 Automatic document page turning apparatus 33 1986
 
Evalve, Inc. (2)
6,629,534 Methods and apparatus for cardiac valve repair 405 2000
6,752,813 Methods and devices for capturing and fixing leaflets in valve repair 221 2001
 
SRI INTERNATIONAL (3)
4,637,736 Slip sensing method and apparatus 31 1985
4,799,491 Blood pressure monitoring method and apparatus 106 1986
4,802,488 Blood pressure monitoring method and apparatus 80 1987
 
Automotive Products plc (1)
4,503,678 Reservoirs for liquid pressure control systems and a method of filling the same 46 1984
 
PURDUE RESEARCH FOUNDATION (1)
5,058,583 Multiple monopolar system and method of measuring stroke volume of the heart 122 1990
 
PRIVASYS, INC. (1)
2003/0061,168 Method for generating customer secure card numbers 22 2001
 
HEALY SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
5,178,197 Fuel dispensing nozzle 42 1992
 
SILVER LAKE WATERMAN FUND, L.P., AS SUCCESSOR AGENT (2)
7,153,262 Wearable human physiological data sensors and reporting system therefor 64 2002
7,285,090 Apparatus for detecting, receiving, deriving and displaying human physiological and contextual information 185 2003
 
Trinity Computing Systems, Inc. (1)
4,893,630 Apparatus and method for analyzing physiological conditions within an organ of a living body 36 1984
 
G.B. BOUCHERIE N.V. (1)
6,779,851 Method of producing a brush having a bristle plate 53 2001
 
VITATRON MEDICAL, B.V. (2)
4,527,568 Dual chamber pacer with alternative rate adaptive means and method 84 1983
5,330,511 Dual chamber pacemaker with automatically optimized AV delay 105 1993
 
The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force (1)
5,001,528 Radiation hardened CMOS on SOI or SOS devices 57 1989
 
BURLINGTON INDUSTRIES, INC. (1)
4,360,277 Portable fabric temperature profiler 31 1980
 
GEMA VOLSTATIC AG (1)
5,720,436 Electrostatic spray device for coating material 39 1996
 
DADE BEHRING MARBURG GMBH (1)
4,833,384 Syringe drive assembly 52 1987
 
MAN ROLAND DRUCKMASCHINEN AG (1)
4,599,943 Electrostatic-charge-and chemical-attack-resistant printing cylinder construction 39 1984
 
NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD. (1)
4,450,811 Controller for internal combustion engine 30 1982
 
UROLOGICA AG (1)
2004/0172,087 Harmless wireless energy transmission to implant 27 2003
 
SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY,INC. (1)
5,215,523 Balloon catheter inflation syringe with remote display 75 1991
 
BAYLOR COLLEGE OF MEDICINE (1)
4,781,192 Balloon dilation apparatus 72 1986
 
SPECTRAMED, INC. (1)
4,752,115 Optical sensor for monitoring the partial pressure of oxygen 103 1985
 
Baxter Travenol Laboratories, Inc. (2)
4,314,480 Venous pressure isolator 85 1980
4,898,578 Drug infusion system with calculator 229 1988
 
THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY (3)
4,494,950 Plural module medication delivery system 837 1982
4,571,749 Manually actuated hydraulic sphincter 85 1982
6,319,208 Telemetric in vivo bladder urine monitor system 42 1999
 
Yasui Seiki Co., Ltd. (1)
4,844,002 Coating feeder system 37 1987
 
IMAGYN MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES CALIFORNIA (1)
5,782,774 Apparatus and method of bioelectrical impedance analysis of blood flow 95 1996
 
HEALTHDYNE, INC. (1)
4,435,173 Variable rate syringe pump for insulin delivery 233 1982
 
STEVEN M. HOFFBERG 2004-1 GRAT (3)
2002/0151,992 Media recording device with packet data interface 20 2002
2006/0200,258 Vehicular information system and method 13 2006
2006/0200,258 Vehicular information system and method 13 2006
 
PHILIPS ELECTRONICS NORTH AMERICA CORPORATION (1)
5,687,734 Flexible patient monitoring system featuring a multiport transmitter 433 1994
 
INTERNATIONAL AUTOMOTIVE COMPONENTS GROUP NORTH AMERICA, INC. (1)
5,050,922 Overhead console having a pivotable storage shelf-door 85 1989
 
BLODGETT, NORMAN S. (1)
4,347,851 Vital signs monitor 147 1980
 
Innovative Science Limited (1)
5,184,619 Intrauterine pressure and fetal heart rate sensor 77 1987
 
Mirowski; Mieczyslaw (1)
4,303,075 Method and apparatus for maximizing stroke volume through atrioventricular pacing using implanted cardioverter/pacer 112 1980
 
TECTRON (ENG) LTD. (1)
4,559,815 Testing device for fuel injectors 31 1984
 
Hazon; Bernard (1)
5,139,484 Ambulatory syringe-pusher device for parenteral injections with output servo-controlled by the contents of the syringe 59 1990
 
PITNEY BOWES INC. (1)
4,979,730 Sheet drive system having an encoder apparatus 30 1989
 
ISRAEL, THE STATE OF (1)
5,156,972 Analyte specific chemical sensor with a ligand and an analogue bound on the sensing surface 95 1990
 
HEARTPORT, INC. (3)
5,545,214 Endovascular aortic valve replacement 415 1994
6,168,614 Valve prosthesis for implantation in the body 477 1998
6,582,462 Valve prosthesis for implantation in the body and a catheter for implanting such valve prosthesis 218 2000
 
Elmo-Tech Ltd. (1)
5,504,474 Tag for electronic personnel monitoring 77 1994
 
DEW ENGINEERING AND DEVELOPMENT LIMITED (1)
6,430,444 Transcutaneous energy transfer device 72 2000
 
TOKOS MEDICAL CORPORATION (1)
4,738,268 Relative time clock 68 1987
 
ENERGY, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF (1)
4,515,750 Sealing coupling 28 1982
 
KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA (3)
4,516,866 Printing apparatus 39 1982
5,012,286 Image forming apparatus having device for detecting concentration of developing agent 61 1988
6,985,078 Wearable life support apparatus and method 66 2003
 
NIPPON MITSUBISHI OIL CORPORATION (1)
4,997,556 Oil filter I 60 1989
 
NIPPON COLIN, LTD., (1)
4,779,626 Method and apparatus for compensating for transducer position in blood pressure monitoring system 41 1986
 
TRANSOMA MEDICAL, INC. (3)
4,796,641 Device and method for chronic in-vivo measurement of internal body pressure 108 1987
4,846,191 Device for chronic measurement of internal body pressure 223 1988
2006/0178,617 Vascular access port with physiological sensor 46 2006
 
INTEGRA LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION (2)
4,660,568 Telemetric differential pressure sensing system and method therefore 120 1981
4,593,703 Telemetric differential pressure sensor with the improvement of a conductive shorted loop tuning element and a resonant circuit 111 1984
 
The Minster Machine Company (1)
4,450,946 Press speed control and indication system 9 1982
 
TOSHIBA MACHINE CO., LTD. (1)
5,062,053 Fully automatic operation system for injection molding machines 45 1989
 
ROSLIN, MITCHELL STEVEN (1)
2006/0235,448 Artificial gastric valve 74 2006
 
IMPERIAL COLLEGE INNOVATIONS LIMITED (1)
6,682,480 Monitoring treatment using implantable telemetric sensors 53 2001
 
LIFEPORT SCIENCES LLC (1)
6,030,413 Artificial graft and implantation method 220 1991
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (4)
4,605,354 Slip sensitive robot gripper system 45 1984
4,757,463 Fault isolation for vehicle using a multifunction test probe 115 1986
5,796,827 System and method for near-field human-body coupling for encrypted communication with identification cards 227 1996
6,016,477 Method and apparatus for identifying applicable business rules 102 1997
 
Alexander Machinery, Inc. (1)
4,941,718 Concealed retractable housings 58 1988
 
SMITHS MEDICAL MD, INC. (1)
4,905,698 Method and apparatus for catheter location determination 228 1988
 
NorAm Chemical Company (1)
4,606,478 Device for controlling ectoparasites 33 1983
 
Medimetric Company (1)
4,356,486 Telemetering system for operating room and the like 50 1980
 
AT&T IPM CORP. (1)
5,461,390 Locator device useful for house arrest and stalker detection 369 1994
 
Leslie Hartridge Limited (1)
4,497,201 Phase-angle checking apparatus 33 1983
 
Biomagnetic Technologies, Inc. (1)
4,977,896 Analysis of biological signals using data from arrays of sensors 55 1989
 
FEHLIN, GUIDO (1)
5,246,008 Method for monitoring a patient for rejection reactions to an implanted heart 105 1992
 
INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG (1)
2006/0157,701 Integrated sensor chip unit 29 2006
 
ANGEION CORPORATION (1)
5,383,915 Wireless programmer/repeater system for an implanted medical device 137 1993
 
ROBERT BOSCH GMBH (8)
4,428,228 Testing arrangements for multi-testing injection nozzles 43 1981
4,430,899 Fluid pressure sensor, particularly diesel engine injection pump pressure sensor 44 1982
4,587,840 Pressure sensor for installation in a wall element subjected to pressure of a fluid medium, such as a hydraulic pressure line, e.g. in diesel fuel injection systems 34 1984
4,571,161 Pump/nozzle unit for fuel injection in internal combustion engines 39 1985
4,940,037 Fuel injection system for internal combustion engines 53 1989
4,954,677 Tire pressure sensor for motor vehicles 45 1989
5,402,944 Electrically controlled fuel injection pump for internal combustion engines in particular unit fuel injector 29 1991
5,715,786 Device for detecting leakage in a fuel supply 56 1997
 
KEY OCEAN SERVICES, INC., A CORP. OF TEXAS (2)
4,698,038 Vessel mooring system and method for its installation 42 1984
4,701,143 Vessel mooring system and method for its installation 47 1986
 
WEGENER GMBH (1)
5,326,249 Apparatus for bending lamellar workpieces 30 1993
 
Vibro-Meter SA (1)
4,393,951 Measuring device of the useful load and of the load on the axles of a truck 43 1981
 
SULZER INTERMEDICS INC. (2)
5,702,431 Enhanced transcutaneous recharging system for battery powered implantable medical device 169 1996
5,749,909 Transcutaneous energy coupling using piezoelectric device 201 1996
 
KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO (3)
5,836,886 Catheter having a sensor 62 1996
5,807,265 Catheter having pressure detecting ability 74 1996
6,019,729 Sensor mechanism-equipped catheter 103 1997
 
SENTRON B.V. OF THE NETHERLANDS (1)
4,722,348 Catheter tip pressure transducer 77 1986
 
VICKERS E.S.D., INC. (2)
4,745,541 Method and apparatus for process control 48 1986
4,821,167 Method and apparatus for sequential control of analogue signals 30 1987
 
BIOWATCH MEDICAL, INC. (1)
6,102,856 Wearable vital sign monitoring system 220 1998
 
VICKERS PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY (1)
4,767,406 Syringe pumps 85 1986
 
NEUROTHERM, INC. (1)
2004/0193,045 Spinal fluid introduction 24 2004
 
ISOVER SAINT-GOBAIN, LES MIROIRS" 18 AVENUE D'ALSACE, 92400 COURBEVOIE, FRANCE (1)
4,687,530 Method of and apparatus for lining a pipe insulating shell consisting of mineral fibers with a foil 29 1986
 
HEBEL AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (1)
5,513,945 Apparatus for removing the upper waste layer resulting in cutting plastic porous concrete blocks or the like 29 1994
 
Medicorp Research Laboratories Corporation (1)
4,697,574 Pump for assistance in circulation 138 1986
 
THEREX CORPORATION (2)
4,978,338 Implantable infusion apparatus 158 1988
5,575,770 Implantable drug infusion system with safe bolus capability 188 1995
 
NEUROPACE, INC. (1)
6,360,122 Data recording methods for an implantable device 243 2000
 
SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC (1)
2006/0002,035 Naturally differentiated sensor 25 2004
 
LEAR AUTOMOTIVE DEARBORN, INC. (1)
5,064,974 Compartment for remote transmitter or the like 50 1990
 
AVENT, INC. (1)
2004/0054,351 Catheter for uniform delivery of medication 13 2003
 
RICE CREEK MEDICAL, L.L.C. (1)
6,589,189 Non-invasive method and apparatus for monitoring intracranial pressure 55 2001
 
ACCU-WEIGH SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
4,606,419 Truck mounted load scale 41 1984
 
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (2)
4,499,691 Jet pump beam bolt retainer cutter 32 1982
4,468,172 Jet pump plug 34 1983
 
KB ALLOYS, INC. (1)
4,820,265 Tubing set 177 1986
 
DeFelsko Corporation (1)
5,686,831 Gauge with reversible display screen 30 1996
 
MINRAD INC. (1)
5,810,841 Energy guided apparatus and method with indication of alignment 43 1997
 
AUDI AG (1)
4,683,850 Oil sumps for internal combustion engines 38 1986
 
Thurne Engineering Company Limited (1)
4,537,005 Bag tying machine 30 1983
 
Ohayon; Jacques J. (1)
4,712,562 Outpatient monitoring systems 192 1986
 
DOW DEUTSCHLAND INC. (4)
5,479,818 Process for detecting fouling of an axial compressor 38 1994
5,594,665 Process and device for monitoring and for controlling of a compressor 62 1994
5,541,857 Process and device for monitoring vibrational excitation of an axial compressor 46 1994
5,612,497 Adaptor for monitoring a pressure sensor to a gas turbine housing 47 1994
 
BIOMEDICAL DYNAMICS CORPORATION (1)
4,431,009 Apparatus for measuring blood pressure 64 1981
 
BIOMED SOLUTIONS, LLC (1)
6,640,137 Biothermal power source for implantable devices 69 2002
 
G.N.A. CORPORATION, 2601 EAST OAKLAND PARK BOULEVARD, SUITE 403, FT. LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA, 33309, A CORP OF FLORIDA (1)
4,515,004 Welded wire fabric bending apparatus and method 33 1982
 
TELETRONICS PACING SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
5,188,106 Method and apparatus for chronically monitoring the hemodynamic state of a patient using doppler ultrasound 217 1991
 
KENNETH KENSEY, M.D. (1)
6,015,386 System including an implantable device and methods of use for determining blood pressure and other blood parameters of a living being 112 1998
 
IABP CORPORATION (1)
4,473,067 Introducer assembly for intra-aortic balloons and the like incorporating a sliding, blood-tight seal 128 1982
 
HORIZON TECHNOLOGY FUNDING COMPANY LLC (2)
6,641,610 Valve designs for left ventricular conduits 62 1999
7,011,095 Valve designs for left ventricular conduits 29 2003
 
Midway Fishing Tool Co. (1)
4,327,804 Geothermal well head assembly 30 1980
 
ROSEMOUNT INC. (1)
4,466,290 Apparatus for conveying fluid pressures to a differential pressure transducer 101 1981
 
Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company (4)
4,971,251 Spray gun with disposable liquid handling portion 92 1989
5,078,139 Biomedical electrode construction 30 1990
5,012,810 Biomedical electrode construction 93 1990
5,077,870 Mushroom-type hook strip for a mechanical fastener 240 1990
 
3F THERAPEUTICS, INC. (7)
6,605,112 Device for regulating the flow of blood through the blood system 163 2000
6,673,109 Replacement atrioventricular heart valve 207 2001
6,719,787 Replacement semilunar heart valve 77 2002
6,736,846 Replacement semilunar heart valve 199 2002
6,719,788 Replacement atrioventricular heart valve 100 2002
6,719,789 Replacement heart valve 263 2002
6,979,350 Methods for regulating the flow of blood through the blood system 112 2003
 
JETCOR, INC. (1)
5,280,789 Apparatus and method for measuring fluid pressure in a medical patient 50 1992
 
TERUMO CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS CORPORATION (1)
4,934,369 Intravascular blood parameter measurement system 269 1989
 
INNOVATIVE MEDICAL DEVELOPMENT CORP. (2)
5,218,957 Multi-layered transtracheal catheter 89 1990
5,199,427 Multi-layered transtracheal caatheter 55 1991
 
FUJI PHOTO FILM CO., LTD. (1)
4,518,637 Coating solution metering method and apparatus 37 1983
 
TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
4,988,337 Syringe pump apparatus 96 1989
 
RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT TE GRONINGEN (1)
5,174,291 Process for using a measuring cell assembly for glucose determination 284 1990
 
Habley Medical Technology Corporation (1)
4,727,887 Hypodermic manometer 27 1985
 
SANDHILL SCIENTIFIC, INC. (1)
2005/0065,450 Esophageal function display and playback system and method for displaying esophageal function 30 2004
 
BIRD PRODUCTS CORPORATION (1)
5,970,801 Variable orifice flow sensor 40 1997
 
FLOWONIX MEDICAL INCORPORATED (1)
5,810,015 Power supply for implantable device 81 1995
 
COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY (1)
7,143,462 Oral care implement 80 2004
 
MEDICAL ENGINEERING AND DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE, INC. (1)
5,005,574 Temperature-based, rate-modulated cardiac therapy apparatus and method 43 1989
 
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC. (1)
5,353,800 Implantable pressure sensor lead 259 1992
 
Exploration Logging, Inc. (1)
4,386,422 Servo valve for well-logging telemetry 48 1980
 
ANSALDO STS USA, INC. (1)
2005/0192,720 Geographic information system and method for monitoring dynamic train positions 3 2004
 
Lyell; George-Houston (1)
5,195,362 Apparatus for and method of testing diesel engine heads for fuel and/or collant leaks 36 1991
 
CORPAK MEDSYSTEMS, INC. (1)
5,645,065 Catheter depth, position and orientation location system 211 1995
 
U.S. PHILIPS CORPORATION (1)
6,087,831 MR method and MR device for determining the position of microcoil 22 1998
 
KABUSHIKI KAISHA MEIKI SEISAKUSHO (1)
5,849,225 Disc base molding method and apparatus therefor 30 1996
 
MEDTRONIC 3F THERAPEUTICS, INC. (1)
6,682,559 Prosthetic heart valve 277 2001
 
BARD ACCESS SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
6,216,028 Method to determine the location and orientation of an indwelling medical device 59 1998
 
AMS RESEARCH CORPORATION (5)
5,263,981 Implantable penile prosthesis 50 1992
5,518,504 Implantable sphincter system utilizing lifting means 83 1993
6,443,887 Switch based spontaneous inflation inhibitor in a pump for an inflation prosthesis 53 2000
6,533,719 Diaphragm based spontaneous inflation inhibitor in a pump for an inflatable prosthesis 53 2000
6,896,651 Mechanical and electrical sensing for incontinence treatment 76 2002
 
EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES AG (2)
5,411,552 Valve prothesis for implantation in the body and a catheter for implanting such valve prothesis 689 1994
5,840,081 System and method for implanting cardiac valves 519 1997
 
Showa Tool Co., Ltd. (1)
4,478,538 Device for detecting tool abnormality 36 1982
 
EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION (23)
5,584,803 System for cardiac procedures 385 1994
5,558,644 Retrograde delivery catheter and method for inducing cardioplegic arrest 191 1995
5,792,094 Method of delivering cardioplegic fluid to a patient's heart 125 1995
5,765,568 Catheter system and method for venting the left ventricle 101 1995
5,810,757 Catheter system and method for total isolation of the heart 115 1995
5,800,375 Catheter system and method for providing cardiopulmonary bypass pump support during heart surgery 115 1995
5,879,499 Method of manufacture of a multi-lumen catheter 179 1996
5,769,812 System for cardiac procedures 230 1996
5,863,366 Method of manufacture of a cannula for a medical device 82 1996
6,482,171 Multi-lumen catheter 47 1997
5,738,652 Retrograde delivery catheter and method for inducing cardioplegic arrest 58 1997
5,814,016 Endovascular system for arresting the heart 237 1997
5,868,702 System for cardiac procedures 134 1997
5,755,687 Methods and devices for occluding a patient's ascending aorta 74 1997
6,090,096 Antegrade cardioplegia catheter and method 109 1997
6,056,723 Methods and devices for occluding a patient's ascending aorta 34 1998
6,398,752 Method of occluding a patient's ascending aorta and delivery cardioplegic fluid 104 1998
6,251,093 Methods and apparatus for anchoring an occluding member 137 1998
6,913,600 Endovascular system for arresting the heart 145 1998
6,423,031 Methods and devices for occluding a patient's ascending aorta 30 1999
6,932,792 Antegrade cardioplegia catheter and method 53 2000
6,733,525 Rolled minimally-invasive heart valves and methods of use 294 2001
7,131,447 Methods and systems for performing thoracoscopic coronary bypass and other procedures 25 2004
 
COLLAGEN AESTHETICS, INC. (1)
5,300,120 Implant with electrical transponder marker 113 1992
 
The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (1)
4,635,182 Apparatus for controlling multiple time-varying processes 38 1984
 
Detection Systems, Inc. (2)
5,523,740 Wearable transmitter assembly 55 1995
5,650,766 Wearable transmitter with optical tamper detection 46 1995
 
Setra Systems, Inc. (1)
5,115,676 Flush-mounted pressure sensor 42 1990
 
SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION (1)
4,873,677 Charging apparatus for an electronic device 74 1988
 
MELARD ACQUISITION, INC. (1)
4,944,050 Combined shower splash guard and shower curtain holder 44 1989
 
TRICARDIA, LLC (3)
6,015,387 Implantation devices for monitoring and regulating blood flow 140 1998
6,309,350 Pressure/temperature/monitor device for heart implantation 161 1999
6,645,143 Pressure/temperature/flow monitor device for vascular implantation 99 2001
 
XEROX CORPORATION (1)
5,795,325 Methods and apparatus for anchoring an occluding member 176 1995
 
NIDUS MEDICAL, LLC (1)
2007/0225,781 Apparatus and methods for altering temperature in a region within the body 58 2006
 
TOSHIBA AMERICA RESEARCH, INC. (1)
2002/0191,558 Distributed soft handoff among IP-based base stations 2 2001
 
PEREGRINE SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION (1)
6,531,739 Radiation-hardened silicon-on-insulator CMOS device, and method of making the same 31 2001
 
PRECIMED CMP, INC. (1)
5,505,916 Autoclave cassette 58 1995
 
Environmental Spout Company (1)
5,645,116 Method and assembly for preventing dripping of a liquid dispensing nozzle 44 1995
 
HOERBIGER VENTILWERKE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (1)
4,700,610 Cylinder tube strain measurement feedback for piston position control 46 1985
 
DELAWARE CAPITAL FORMATION, INC. (2)
4,453,578 Automatic shut-off dispensing nozzle responsive to liquid in a tank reaching a predetermined level and to a supply pressure 43 1983
5,121,777 Vapor recovery nozzles and sub-assemblies therefor 41 1989
 
NOVO NORDISK A/S (1)
5,269,891 Method and apparatus for determination of a constituent in a fluid 395 1993
 
HOLTETCH MEDICAL (1)
6,503,208 Method and apparatus for the measurement of intra-abdominal pressure 30 2000
 
EBERT, MICHAEL (1)
4,648,406 Physiological pressure measuring system 38 1981
 
THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN (1)
4,741,345 Continuous flow tissue pressure measurement 31 1986
 
KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V. (3)
5,085,224 Portable signalling unit for an EKG 67 1990
6,587,709 Method of and imaging ultrasound system for determining the position of a catheter 41 2002
6,718,200 Wearable body-fat sensor 30 2002
 
FORD MOTOR COMPANY (1)
4,674,457 Dry sump crankcase 56 1986
 
Biotronik Mess-und Therapiegeraete GmbH & Co. (1)
4,867,160 Cardiac pacemaker 35 1986
 
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
2009/0005,703 Medical Monitor User Interface 14 2007
 
The Boeing Company (2)
4,368,937 Overhead stowage bin mechanism 99 1981
4,614,137 Magnetic tool changer 27 1983
 
CAREFUSION 303, INC. (4)
5,545,140 Syringe plunger driver 124 1994
5,803,917 Fluid flow resistance monitoring system 43 1996
6,158,965 Fluid flow resistance monitoring system 37 1996
6,416,291 Fluid flow resistance monitoring system 42 2000
 
MOSOTEC GESELLSCHAFT FUR MEDIZINISCHE SENSORTECHNIK MBH (1)
6,443,893 Device for measuring the intra-ocular pressure 47 2000
 
NIPRO DIAGNOSTICS, INC. (1)
2006/0113,187 Biosensors comprising semiconducting electrodes or ruthenium containing mediators and method of using the same 121 2005
 
BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY (1)
6,890,300 Implantable microscale pressure sensor system for pressure monitoring and management 58 2003
 
SENSOR DEVELOPMENT, INC. NEW JERSEY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (1)
4,872,483 Conveniently hand held self-contained electronic manometer and pressure modulating device 123 1987
 
HUSKY CORPORATION (3)
5,085,258 Fuel dispensing nozzle improvement 33 1990
5,127,451 Fuel dispensing nozzle improvement 34 1991
5,394,909 Vapor control valve 34 1993
 
KONINKLIJKE KPN N.V. (1)
5,341,430 Device for effecting a modification in a stream of transmission cells 30 1993
 
IBIONICS, INC. (1)
6,682,503 Anti-reflux valve interconnected with a catheter 26 2001
 
R. LABORIE SURGICAL LTD. (1)
5,013,292 Surgical correction of female urinary stress incontinence and kit therefor 266 1989
 
ATRION MEDICAL PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
5,168,757 Fluid displacement and pressurizing device 78 1990
 
Imo Industries, GmbH (1)
5,089,673 Pressure operated electrical switching device with plural lever actuated microswitches 26 1990
 
INFUSALD CORPORATION, A CORP. OF DE. (1)
4,447,224 Variable flow implantable infusion apparatus 211 1982
 
VALMET LOGGING AMERICAS, INC., (FORMERLY VALMET-GAFNER INC.), A CORP. OF MI (1)
4,431,365 Pressure control mechanism for a grapple skidder 30 1981
 
MEDEX, INC. (3)
4,600,855 Piezoelectric apparatus for measuring bodily fluid pressure within a conduit 100 1985
4,924,872 Tubular pressure transducer 34 1989
4,978,335 Infusion pump with bar code input to computer 359 1989
 
TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP AG (1)
5,112,344 Surgical instrument and method of utilization of such 353 1991
 
PRECISION MEDICAL DEVICES, INC. (1)
6,689,046 Body fluid flow control method and device 24 2001
 
FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V. (1)
4,494,411 Pressure detector comprising a cylindrical cavity resonator having a front surface made as a diaphragm 37 1983
 
SANDERSON, GORDON (1)
5,493,738 Water guiding strip for use in association with a shower stall or bathtub 29 1994
 
L&P 100 LIMITED (1)
2005/0165,317 Medical devices 79 2004
 
PACESETTER INFUSION, LTD., MINIMED TECHOLOGIES A CA. LIMITED PARTNERSHIP (1)
4,808,167 Medication infusion system with disposable pump/battery cassette 91 1987
 
Mrklas; Theresia A. (1)
5,304,112 Stress reduction system and method 193 1991
 
PACESETTER SYSTEMS, INC., A CORP OF CA. (2)
4,562,751 Solenoid drive apparatus for an external infusion pump 307 1984
4,685,903 External infusion pump apparatus 439 1984
 
MILACRON LLC (1)
5,062,052 Logic controlled plastic molding machine with programmable operator interface 83 1989
 
MILACRON PLASTICS TECHNOLOGIES GROUP INC. (1)
4,942,004 Method and apparatus for regulating mold clamping force in an injection molding machine 30 1988
 
Pacesetter Infusion, Ltd. (1)
5,328,460 Implantable medication infusion pump including self-contained acoustic fault detection apparatus 197 1993
 
SCOTT PAPER COMPANY (1)
4,365,425 Controlled curing of air-permeable bonded webs 31 1981
 
PACESETTER, INC. (22)
4,361,153 Implant telemetry system 196 1980
4,416,282 Cardiac pacer with improved, output circuitry 49 1981
4,561,442 Implantable cardiac pacer with discontinuous microprocessor programmable antitachycardia mechanisms and patient data telemetry 73 1983
4,566,456 Apparatus and method for adjusting heart/pacer rate relative to right ventricular systolic pressure to obtain a required cardiac output 165 1984
4,730,619 Apparatus and method for adjusting heart/pacer rate relative to ejection time to obtain a required cardiac output 92 1986
4,895,151 Apparatus and method for therapy adjustment in implantable 60 1987
4,869,252 Apparatus and method for controlling pulse energy in antitachyarrhythmia and bradycardia pacing device 92 1988
5,010,893 Motion sensor for implanted medical device 81 1988
4,944,298 Atrial rate based programmable pacemaker with automatic mode switching means 358 1989
5,083,563 Implantable automatic and haemodynamically responsive cardioverting/defibrillating pacemaker 72 1990
5,097,831 Rate-responsive pacemaker with circuitry for processing multiple sensor inputs 79 1990
5,105,810 Implantable automatic and haemodynamically responsive cardioverting/defibrillating pacemaker with means for minimizing bradycardia support pacing voltages 181 1990
5,113,869 Implantable ambulatory electrocardiogram monitor 721 1990
5,184,614 Implantable haemodynamically responsive cardioverting/defibrillating pacemaker 128 1990
5,131,388 Implantable cardiac defibrillator with improved capacitors 305 1991
5,300,093 Apparatus and method for measuring, formatting and transmitting combined intracardiac impedance data and electrograms 154 1992
5,456,690 System and method for fractal pulse defibrillation 30 1993
5,593,430 Bus system for interconnecting an implantable medical device with a plurality of sensors 168 1995
5,967,986 Endoluminal implant with fluid flow sensing capability 315 1997
6,409,674 Implantable sensor with wireless communication 384 1998
2006/0149,324 Cardiac rhythm management with interchangeable components 40 2004
2005/0288,604 Implantable pressure transducer system optimized to correct environmental factors 60 2005
 
PACESETTER AB (2)
4,913,147 Heart pacemaker system with shape-memory metal components 78 1987
5,676,690 Apparatus for administering medical therapy using detrended fluctuation analysis of physiological activity 44 1996
 
Saurer-Allma GmbH (1)
4,418,899 Pneumatically driven clamping device, in particular a machine vice 31 1981
 
JOHNSON & JOHNSON PROFESSIONAL, INC. (5)
4,332,255 Shunt valve 70 1980
4,387,715 Shunt valve 59 1982
4,604,089 Pressure regulated irrigation system for arthroscopy 79 1983
4,595,390 Magnetically-adjustable cerebrospinal fluid shunt valve 96 1983
5,928,182 Pediatric programmable hydrocephalus valve 108 1997
 
CORNELL UNIVERSITY (1)
4,618,861 Passive activity monitor for livestock 82 1985
 
HOTTINGER BALDWIN MESSTECHNIK GMBH (1)
5,181,423 Apparatus for sensing and transmitting in a wireless manner a value to be measured 114 1991
 
Cardiac Resuscitator Corporation (1)
4,473,078 Cardiac arrhythmia analysis system 53 1982
 
GRASEBY MEDICAL LIMITED (1)
5,244,461 Infusion pump with occlusion sensitive shutoff 106 1991
 
THE TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (1)
5,971,934 Noninvasive method and apparatus for determining cardiac output 65 1997
 
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc. (12)
4,529,401 Ambulatory infusion pump having programmable parameters 413 1982
4,686,987 Biomedical method and apparatus for controlling the administration of therapy to a patient in response to changes in physiologic demand 233 1982
4,773,401 Physiologic control of pacemaker rate using pre-ejection interval as the controlling parameter 117 1987
5,022,395 Implantable cardiac device with dual clock control of microprocessor 58 1989
5,107,850 Method and apparatus for classifying and treating cardiac arrhythmias based on atrial and ventricular activity 207 1990
5,313,953 Implantable cardiac patient monitor 528 1992
5,312,452 Cardiac rhythm management device with automatic optimization of performance related pacing parameters 96 1992
5,388,578 Electrode system for use with an implantable cardiac patient monitor 228 1993
5,411,031 Implantable cardiac patient monitor 287 1993
5,417,717 Implantable cardiac function monitor and stimulator for diagnosis and therapy delivery 245 1994
2005/0288,721 Method and apparatus to modulate cellular regeneration post myocardial infarct 82 2004
2006/0064,134 Systems and methods for deriving relative physiologic measurements 104 2004
 
UNIVERSITE PAUL SABATIER TOULOUSE III (1)
4,738,267 Implantable, intracranial-pressure sensor 63 1986
 
CME TELEMETRIX INC. (1)
4,958,645 Multi-channel digital medical telemetry system 238 1988
 
SOCIETE TERACOR (1)
5,352,180 Method and apparatus for regulating the flow rate of a periodic flow heart prosthesis 63 1992
 
HOLSCHER, UVO (1)
5,507,412 Centralized multichannel fluid delivery system 97 1994
 
STEREOTAXIS, INC. (1)
6,505,062 Method for locating magnetic implant by source field 98 1998
 
BH RESEARCH LLC (1)
2004/0133,092 Wireless system for measuring distension in flexible tubes 93 2003
 
The Penn State Research Foundation (1)
6,106,551 Communication method for implantable medical device 44 1997
 
BIODEX (1)
4,691,694 Muscle exercise and rehabilitation apparatus 126 1986
 
BIODEX MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
5,209,223 Single chair muscle exercise and rehabilitation apparatus 60 1992
 
R.S. Medical Monitoring Ltd. (2)
5,732,710 Method and device for stable impedance plethysmography 70 1996
5,749,369 Method and device for stable impedance plethysmography 70 1997
 
PT SUB, INC. (1)
4,537,129 Offset printing blanket 42 1984
 
Kabushiki Kaisha Toyoda Jidoh Shokki Seisakusho (1)
4,520,443 Control device for loading and unloading mechanism 58 1982
 
NEC CORPORATION (1)
5,048,060 Digital signal receiving circuit with means for controlling a baud rate sampling phase by a power of sampled signals 52 1988
 
Lifewaves International, Inc. (1)
5,007,430 Rhythmic biofeedback technique 44 1986
 
METACURE LIMITED (1)
2007/0027,493 Gastrointestinal methods and apparatus for use in treating disorders and controlling blood sugar 48 2006
 
CARDIOMEMS INC. (1)
2005/0187,482 Implantable wireless sensor 93 2004
 
ADMINISTRATIE- EN AUTOMATISERINGSCENTRUM VULCAAN B.V. PROF. E.M. A CORP. OF THE NETHERLANDS (1)
4,328,654 Bag closing apparatus 29 1980
 
BC ACQUISTION CORP., A CORPORATION OF DELAWARE (1)
5,186,224 Filling device 27 1991
 
TARACAN PTY LTD. (1)
5,207,429 Club aiming unit 66 1992
 
TEKNA (1)
4,794,803 Decompression and air consumption computer 27 1987
 
VIDEOJET SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL, INC. (1)
4,620,807 Article transport for printers 65 1985
 
PENTAX CORPORATION (1)
7,109,933 Wearable jacket having communication function, and endoscope system employing wearable jacket 28 2005
 
ZEXEL VALEO CLIMATE CONTROL CORPORATION (1)
4,886,392 Press-fit structure of a shaft 60 1987
 
HOSPIRA, INC. (2)
5,378,231 Automated drug infusion system 149 1992
5,547,470 Automated drug infusion system 116 1994
 
L. Schuler GmbH (2)
4,499,750 Drawing device for presses with mechanically driven drawing ram 39 1983
4,896,594 Drawing installation for a press 31 1987
 
Mikroker; Kisszovetkezet (1)
5,042,503 Process and apparatus for extended, non-invasive monitoring of uterine contractions 44 1990
 
COREVALVE, S.A. (1)
7,018,406 Prosthetic valve for transluminal delivery 284 2003
 
LIFESENSORS, INC. (1)
6,113,553 Telemetric intracranial pressure monitoring system 95 1998
 
Ushio Co., Ltd. (1)
4,909,678 Boring apparatus for a laminated plate and boring cutter 27 1988
 
NIHON KOHDEN CORPORATION (1)
5,036,869 Medical wireless telemeter 72 1990
 
B.I. INCORPORATED (2)
4,952,928 Adaptable electronic monitoring and identification system 432 1988
5,204,670 Adaptable electric monitoring and identification system 354 1990
 
CATERPILLAR INC. (2)
4,752,658 Pressure checked electrical pressure switch 32 1987
5,325,834 Method of and conversion kit for converting an engine to hydraulically-actuated fuel injection system 53 1993
 
ASH ACCESS TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
4,777,953 Capillary filtration and collection method for long-term monitoring of blood constituents 294 1987
 
AMERICAN EXPRESS TRAVEL RELATED SERVICES COMPANY, INC. (1)
2007/0067,206 Using commercial share of wallet to compile marketing company lists 68 2006
 
CIRCLE SEAL CONTROLS, INC. (1)
4,407,326 Valve actuating mechanism 32 1981
 
ITAMAR MEDICAL LTD. (1)
4,798,211 Diagnostic methods and apparatus employing monitoring of myocardial ischemia 56 1986
 
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (2)
6,573,563 SOI semiconductor integrated circuit for eliminating floating body effects in SOI MOSFETs 32 2001
2006/0118,793 Thin film transistor array panel and method for manufacturing the same 11 2005
 
Rocky Mountain Research, Inc. (1)
5,188,604 Extra corporeal support system 56 1990
 
HID CORPORATION (1)
4,730,188 Identification system 194 1985
 
SPACELABS MEDICAL, INC. (1)
5,337,750 Automatic blood pressure monitor employing artifact rejection method and apparatus 57 1992
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (29)
5,817,093 Impedance feedback monitor with query electrode for electrosurgical instrument 418 1996
7,144,400 Gastric band introduction device 74 2003
2004/0254,537 Subcutaneous self attaching injection port with integral moveable retention members 146 2003
2005/0240,155 Surgically implantable injection port having a centered catheter connection tube 76 2004
2005/0240,156 Method of implanting a fluid injection port 60 2004
2005/0267,500 Metal bellows position feedback for hydraulic control of an adjustable gastric band 65 2004
2005/0288,740 Low frequency transcutaneous telemetry to implanted medical device 146 2004
2005/0288,741 Low frequency transcutaneous energy transfer to implanted medical device 90 2004
2005/0288,742 Transcutaneous energy transfer primary coil with a high aspect ferrite core 81 2004
2006/0161,186 Actuator for an implantable band 82 2005
2006/0189,887 Non-invasive measurement of fluid pressure in an adjustable gastric band 71 2005
2006/0189,888 Device for non-invasive measurement of fluid pressure in an adjustable restriction device 77 2005
2006/0217,668 Method of implanting a subcutaneous injection port having stabilizing elements 65 2005
2006/0217,673 Subcutaneous injection port with stabilizing elements 63 2005
2006/0252,982 Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) safe remotely adjustable artificial sphincter 54 2005
2006/0293,625 Implantable medical device with cover and method 42 2005
2006/0293,626 Applier for implantable medical device 97 2005
2006/0293,627 Applier with safety for implantable medical device 65 2005
2007/0010,790 Injection port 42 2005
2008/0009,680 Remote monitoring and adjustment of a food intake restriction device 71 2005
2007/0027,356 ELECTROACTIVE POLYMER ACTUATED GASTRIC BAND 74 2005
2006/0211,912 External pressure-based gastric band adjustment system and method 68 2006
2006/0211,913 Non-invasive pressure measurement in a fluid adjustable restrictive device 71 2006
2006/0211,914 System and method for determining implanted device positioning and obtaining pressure data 80 2006
2006/0199,997 Monitoring of a food intake restriction device 89 2006
2007/0167,672 Feedback Sensing for a Mechanical Restrictive Device 74 2007
2007/0208,313 METHOD OF IMPLANTING A FLUID INJECTION PORT 77 2007
2008/0250,340 GUI for an Implantable Restriction Device and a Data Logger 58 2008
2008/0250,341 Gui With Trend Analysis for an Implantable Restriction Device and a Data Logger 54 2008
 
ALT, ECKHARD U. (1)
4,803,987 Temperature responsive controller for cardiac pacer 79 1986
 
ETHICON, INC. (1)
2005/0288,739 Medical implant having closed loop transcutaneous energy transfer (TET) power transfer regulation circuitry 152 2004
 
Sulzer Markets and Technology Ltd. (1)
2003/0037,591 Vessel prosthesis with a measuring point 26 2002
 
TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
5,875,953 Method and apparatus for effecting interference fit of two parts by accelerating the part or parts 30 1996
 
WALSH, JOHN K., 59 LOCKWOOD DRIVE, WALDWICK, NEW JERSEY 07463 (1)
4,571,995 Digital readout indicator of oxygen usage, pressure and flow 46 1984
 
KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA CHUO KENKYUSHO (2)
4,471,786 Telemetering intracranial pressure transducer 99 1982
4,484,135 Hematocrit measuring instrument 51 1982
 
The United States of America as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (2)
4,408,597 Prosthetic occlusive device for an internal passageway 81 1982
5,173,873 High speed magneto-resistive random access memory 130 1990
 
CHARTERED SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING LTD. (2)
5,610,083 Method of making back gate contact for silicon on insulator technology 68 1996
6,558,994 Dual silicon-on-insulator device wafer die 28 2001
 
Hombak Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG (1)
4,706,948 Centering and clamping apparatus for elongate round bodies of various diameter 29 1986
 
Oceanic USA (1)
4,882,678 Data sensing and processing device for scuba divers 53 1987
 
UT-BATTELLE, LLC (1)
6,533,733 Implantable device for in-vivo intracranial and cerebrospinal fluid pressure monitoring 89 1999
 
SCHERBATSKOY, TIMOTHY D., CO-TRUSTEES OF THE SCHERBATSKOY FAMILY TRUST (2)
4,351,037 Systems, apparatus and methods for measuring while drilling 77 1980
4,553,226 Systems, apparatus and methods for measuring while drilling 38 1982
 
DELPHI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
4,471,182 Single pole make make switch and pressure switch using same 29 1983
 
MEDICAL SENSOR TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
6,796,942 Device for measuring physical quantities, especially for measuring pressure in the eye 43 2002
 
Utah Medical Products, Inc. (6)
4,576,181 Disposable pressure transducer apparatus for medical use 89 1984
4,610,256 Pressure transducer 142 1984
4,785,822 Disposable intracompartmental pressure transducer 64 1987
5,021,046 Medical pressure sensing and display system 106 1988
5,009,662 Medical pressure sensing and display system 98 1989
5,004,472 Medical pressure sensing and display system 86 1990
 
ABBOTT LABORATORIES (1)
4,557,269 Disposable transducer apparatus for an electromanometry system 69 1983
 
UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY (1)
5,267,942 Method for influencing physiological processes through physiologically interactive stimuli 84 1992
 
PROTHIA (1)
5,425,362 Fetal sensor device 139 1993
 
CYBERONICS, INC. (2)
2006/0247,719 Weight loss method and advice 60 2005
2006/0247,722 Noninvasively adjustable gastric band 103 2005
 
STANFORD SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (2)
5,702,368 System for cardiac procedures 232 1995
5,885,238 System for cardiac procedures 127 1995
 
AMERICAN HOME PRODUCTS CORPORATION (1)
4,513,295 Method for recording medical information on a strip chart 47 1983
 
AURAMO OY (1)
5,292,219 Procedure and apparatus for the handling of loads 43 1992
 
GTE Valeron Corporation (1)
4,622,871 Cutting tool compensator for stationary machine tool 27 1984
 
NORWEST BANK MINNESOTA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION (2)
5,041,826 Identification system 134 1990
5,211,129 Syringe-implantable identification transponder 123 1991
 
Full Vision, Inc. (1)
4,638,665 Tube bender 30 1985
 
Kabushiki Kaisha Toyoda Jidoshokki Seisakusho (1)
4,511,974 Load condition indicating method and apparatus for forklift truck 85 1982
 
Atlas Copco Aktiebolag (1)
4,724,806 Lubricant circulation system 28 1987
 
MENTOR CORPORATION (2)
4,592,339 Gastric banding device 370 1985
4,782,826 Penile prosthesis 63 1987
 
ALGERNON PROMOTIONS,INC. (2)
5,084,699 Impedance matching coil assembly for an inductively coupled transponder 133 1989
5,095,309 Method and apparatus for modulating and detecting a subcarrier signal for an inductively coupled transponder 76 1989
 
ROCKWELL COLLINS, INC. (1)
5,096,271 Drive assembly, power off retract 119 1991
 
VETCO GRAY INC. (1)
6,360,822 Casing annulus monitoring apparatus and method 54 2000
 
AOKI, SHIGETA (1)
4,981,426 Clamping mechanism in an injection molding machine 31 1988
 
Cardeon Corporation (2)
6,059,757 Single lumen catheter with controlled antegrade and retrograde flow 54 1996
6,110,145 Catheter system for surgical access and circulatory support of the heart 62 1998
 
BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY (2)
4,838,857 Medical infusion device 201 1987
5,133,358 Apparatus for rezeroing an in vivo pressure sensor and method for rezeroing 32 1990
 
CIRCUIT TREE MEDICAL, INC. (1)
5,716,342 Non-invasive pressure sensor 31 1995
 
WALLACE & TIERNAN, INC., A CORP. OD DELAWARE (1)
4,759,386 Electromechanical linear actuator 38 1987
 
Compagnie Generale de Materiel Orthopedique (1)
5,211,161 Three axis passive motion exerciser 65 1991
 
ZITEC AG (1)
4,577,512 Thread-tension meter 26 1984
 
Biotek, Inc. (1)
4,403,984 System for demand-based adminstration of insulin 378 1980
 
ANALOG DEVICES, INC. (2)
4,791,318 MOS threshold control circuit 55 1987
6,898,690 Multi-tiered memory bank having different data buffer sizes with a programmable bank select 5 2003
 
Reynolds Metals Company (1)
4,581,915 Hydraulic cup holder 26 1984
 
JOSTRA BENTLEY INC. (1)
4,444,498 Apparatus and method for measuring blood oxygen saturation 77 1982
 
Metrawatt GmbH (1)
4,476,721 Multi-purpose measuring device with a hinged display 39 1983
 
CONVATEC TECHNOLOGIES INC. (1)
5,026,360 Clamping systems for two piece ostomy device 43 1990
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (3)
5,019,041 Balloon catheter inflation device 80 1988
5,545,151 Catheter having hydrophobic properties 123 1994
5,860,938 Medical pressure sensing guide wire 83 1996
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC NEUROMODULATION CORPORATION (4)
6,240,316 Implantable microstimulation system for treatment of sleep apnea 263 1999
2002/0161,403 Deep brain stimulation system for the treatment of parkinson's disease or other disorders 7 2001
2002/0161,403 Deep brain stimulation system for the treatment of parkinson's disease or other disorders 7 2001
2002/0161,403 Deep brain stimulation system for the treatment of parkinson's disease or other disorders 7 2001
 
Kinetron B.V. (1)
4,644,246 Electric power supply system for portable miniature size power consuming devices 45 1985
 
ITREC B.V. (1)
7,021,402 Method for using a multipurpose unit with multipurpose tower and a surface blow out preventer 35 2004
 
HOLLISTER INCORPORATED (1)
4,834,731 Ostomy appliance and convex pressure ring assembly therefor 55 1987
 
Ergonomic Design Specialties, Inc. (1)
6,234,745 Container destacking and transfer apparatus 24 2000
 
HITACHI, LTD. (3)
4,364,276 Differential pressure measuring transducer assembly 44 1980
4,870,258 Page turning apparatus 36 1987
4,772,896 Booklet printing apparatus 27 1987
 
SIEMENS ELEMA AB (4)
5,003,975 Automatic electrode configuration of an implantable pacemaker 182 1989
5,416,372 Induction type motion sensor 25 1993
5,507,737 Apparatus for determining the volume of a bellows reservoir for medication in an implantable infusion system 66 1994
5,615,671 Processes and devices for continuously monitoring levels of analyte 160 1996
 
AKZO NOBEL N.V. (1)
5,622,869 Method of detecting an obstruction in a fluid flow line of a medical laboratory instrument 24 1995
 
ST. JUDE MEDICAL LUXEMBOURG HOLDINGS II S.A.R.L. ("SJM LUX II") (4)
6,855,115 Implantable wireless sensor for pressure measurement within the heart 228 2002
2003/0136,417 Implantable wireless sensor 100 2002
2005/0015,014 Implantable wireless sensor for pressure measurement within the heart 48 2004
2006/0235,310 Method of manufacturing an implantable wireless sensor 40 2006
 
Trumpf GmbH & Co. (1)
4,602,541 Punch press with means for rotating the workpiece and method of using same and tooling therefor 40 1984
 
The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York (2)
5,855,601 Artificial heart valve and method and device for implanting the same 725 1996
6,269,819 Method and apparatus for circulatory valve repair 295 1999
 
Medical Engineering Corporation (6)
4,342,308 Penile erectile system 91 1980
4,360,010 Penile prosthesis 65 1981
4,574,792 Penile erectile system 48 1984
4,823,779 Penile implant with compensator 27 1987
4,863,470 Identification marker for a breast prosthesis 162 1987
4,898,158 Penile implant with improved pressure relief valve 29 1988
 
Spinal Cord Society (1)
5,314,457 Regenerative electrical 173 1993
 
APOLLO ENDOSURGERY, INC. (4)
7,060,080 Closure system for surgical ring 63 2003
2007/0173,881 Apparatus and method for volume adjustment of intragastric balloons 38 2004
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2007/0156,013 Self-regulating gastric band with pressure data processing 81 2006
 
TORBOT GROUP, INC. (1)
4,872,869 Low profile ostomy device 75 1988
 
SIEMENS CORPORATION;INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY DEPARTMENT (2)
4,678,408 Solenoid drive apparatus for an external infusion pump 307 1985
5,197,322 Pressure reservoir filling process for an implantable medication infusion pump 173 1990
 
EATON CORPORATION (1)
5,004,873 Plural set point pressure responsive switching apparatus utilizing a single pressure sensing driver element 35 1989
 
TRACOR AEROSPACE ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
5,626,630 Medical telemetry system using an implanted passive transponder 268 1994
 
Basic Measuring Instruments (1)
5,089,979 Apparatus for digital calibration of detachable transducers 114 1989
 
FRESENIUS AG (3)
5,176,502 Syringe pump and the like for delivering medication 240 1990
5,254,096 Syringe pump with graphical display or error conditions 175 1992
5,295,967 Syringe pump having continuous pressure monitoring and display 124 1992
 
KULITE SEMICONDUCTOR PRODUCTS, A CORP. OF NJ (1)
4,483,196 Tubular transducer structures 42 1983
 
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (1)
4,350,970 Method for traffic determination in a routing and information system for individual motor vehicle traffic 117 1980
 
SCHIAPPARELLI MEDTRONIC S.P.A., AN ITALIAN COMPANY (1)
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TELECOM MEDICAL, INC. (4)
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SIEMENS-BENDIX AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRONICS LIMITED (1)
4,840,350 Electrically actuated EGR valve 37 1987
 
SIEMENS AUTOMOTIVE CORPORATION (1)
5,625,946 Armature guide for an electromechanical fuel injector and method of assembly 44 1995
 
OBTECH MEDICAL AG (23)
5,771,903 Surgical method for reducing the food intake of a patient 116 1995
6,102,922 Surgical method and device for reducing the food intake of patient 271 1998
6,067,991 Mechanical food intake restriction device 244 1998
6,210,347 Remote control food intake restriction device 117 1998
6,460,543 Non-injection port food intake restriction device 168 1998
6,454,701 Heartburn and reflux disease treatment apparatus with energy transfer device 88 2000
6,463,935 Controlled heartburn and reflux disease treatment 94 2000
6,450,946 Food intake restriction with wireless energy transfer 208 2000
6,454,699 Food intake restriction with controlled wireless energy supply 162 2000
6,461,293 Controlled food intake restriction 135 2000
6,482,145 Hydraulic anal incontinence treatment 72 2000
6,953,429 Hydraulic urinary incontinence treatment apparatus 68 2001
7,011,624 Male impotence prosthesis apparatus with wireless energy supply 61 2001
6,915,165 Intestine dysfunction treatment apparatus 72 2001
2003/0066,536 Controlled food intake restriction 112 2002
2003/0032,857 Mechanical anal incontinence 74 2002
2003/0092,962 Anal incontinence disease treatment with controlled wireless energy supply 67 2002
2003/0088,148 Controlled anal incontinence disease treatment 58 2002
2003/0100,929 Controlled penile prosthesis 51 2002
2003/0105,385 Urinary incontinence treatment with wireless energy supply 77 2002
2003/0125,605 Controlled impotence treatment 47 2002
6,709,385 Urinary incontinence treatment apparatus 67 2002
2003/0125,768 Impotence treatment apparatus with energy transforming means 44 2002
 
EMTEE ASSOCIATES, L.P. (1)
5,406,957 Electroencephalic neurofeedback apparatus for training and tracking of cognitive states 98 1993
 
COVIDIEN AG (1)
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5,833,603 Implantable biosensing transponder 799 1996
 
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6,162,245 Stent valve and stent graft 297 1999
6,245,102 Stent, stent graft and stent valve 388 1999
 
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Scico, Inc. (1)
5,596,986 Blood oximeter 158 1993
 
MILLER, PAUL LEONARD (1)
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4,718,425 Catheter with pressure sensor 80 1986
 
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SMW Schneider & Weisshaupt GmbH (1)
4,387,907 Device for controlling a working machine 29 1980
 
TENNESSEE, UNIVERSITY OF, RESEARCH CORPORATION, THE (1)
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ERICSSON AB (1)
6,554,698 Fan one way air valve 23 2000
 
DUDDY, PATRICK J. (1)
5,184,132 Garage door opening device 38 1991
 
SIEMENS INFUSION SYSTEMS LEGAL DEPARTMENT (2)
5,041,086 Clinical configuration of multimode medication infusion system 139 1987
5,382,232 Infusion system with air-in-line clear function 61 1992
 
TESCO HOLDING I, LP (1)
6,131,664 System, apparatus, and method for installing control lines in a well 47 1999
 
ACADEMISCH ZIEKENHUIS LEIDEN (1)
6,159,156 Pressure sensor for use in an artery 101 1998
 
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5,038,800 System for monitoring patient by using LAN 109 1989
 
Avid Corporation (1)
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5,360,407 Implantable dual access port with tactile ridge for position sensing 185 1991
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TELEDYNE HYSON (1)
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EASTMAN CHRISTENSEN COMPANY (1)
4,468,762 Telemetry equipment in modules 36 1981
 
ABDOMICA AG (1)
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CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY (1)
4,519,401 Pressure telemetry implant 180 1983
 
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4,424,720 Mechanism for screw drive and syringe plunger engagement/disengagement 118 1980
 
LIFESHIELD SCIENCES LLC (1)
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Sundstrand Corporation (1)
5,461,293 Rotor position detector 66 1993
 
UNISYS CORPORATION (1)
4,743,129 Passbook printer 52 1985
 
OTTAWA HEART INSTITUTE RESEARCH CORPORATION (1)
5,350,413 Transcutaneous energy transfer device 93 1991
 
Shell Offshore Inc. (1)
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Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
ROSLIN, MITCHELL STEVEN (1)
8,251,888 Artificial gastric valve 1 2006
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
8,511,404 Drilling tool, apparatus and method for underreaming and simultaneously monitoring and controlling wellbore diameter 0 2010
8,528,668 Electronically activated underreamer and calliper tool 1 2011
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (9)
8,870,742 GUI for an implantable restriction device and a data logger 0 2008
8,152,710 Physiological parameter analysis for an implantable restriction device and a data logger 0 2008
8,480,560 Implantable medical port with fluid conduit retention sleeve 0 2010
8,905,914 Gastric band device and method 0 2010
8,888,677 Pressure limiting device for gastric band adjustment 0 2010
8,632,455 Gastric band with asymmetrical member 0 2010
8,852,217 Implantable injection port with tissue in-growth promoter 0 2010
8,663,255 Gastric band with overmold 0 2011
8,936,582 Implantable medical port with alignment feature 0 2011
 
ROSLIN, MITCHELL (1)
8,623,042 Artificial gastric valve 0 2010
 
PELVALON, INC. (2)
8,740,766 Intra-vaginal devices and methods for treating fecal incontinence 0 2012
8,740,767 Intra-vaginal devices and methods for treating fecal incontinence 0 2012
 
APOLLO ENDOSURGERY, INC. (34)
8,236,023 Apparatus and method for volume adjustment of intragastric balloons 2 2004
8,900,117 Releasably-securable one-piece adjustable gastric band 0 2005
8,292,800 Implantable pump system 1 2009
8,317,677 Mechanical gastric band with cushions 2 2009
8,882,728 Implantable injection port 0 2010
8,678,993 Remotely adjustable gastric banding system 1 2010
8,758,221 Source reservoir with potential energy for remotely adjustable gastric banding system 0 2010
8,840,541 Pressure sensing gastric banding system 0 2010
8,764,624 Inductively powered remotely adjustable gastric banding system 0 2010
8,992,415 Implantable device to protect tubing from puncture 0 2010
8,506,532 System including access port and applicator tool 0 2010
8,517,915 Remotely adjustable gastric banding system 0 2010
8,308,630 Hydraulic gastric band with collapsible reservoir 1 2010
8,382,780 Fatigue-resistant gastric banding device 0 2010
8,377,081 Closure system for tubular organs 0 2010
8,698,373 Pare piezo power with energy recovery 0 2010
8,708,979 Implantable coupling device 0 2010
8,961,393 Gastric band devices and drive systems 0 2010
8,715,158 Implantable bottom exit port 0 2011
8,845,513 Remotely adjustable gastric banding device 0 2011
8,725,435 Syringe-based leak detection system 1 2011
8,398,654 Implantable access port device and attachment system 0 2011
8,939,888 Method and system for determining the pressure of a fluid in a syringe, an access port, a catheter, and a gastric band 0 2011
8,821,373 Directionless (orientation independent) needle injection port 0 2011
8,323,180 Hydraulic gastric band with collapsible reservoir 1 2011
8,905,915 Self-regulating gastric band with pressure data processing 0 2011
8,801,597 Implantable access port with mesh attachment rivets 0 2011
8,858,421 Interior needle stick guard stems for tubes 0 2011
8,876,694 Tube connector with a guiding tip 0 2011
8,961,394 Self-sealing fluid joint for use with a gastric band 0 2011
8,409,221 Implantable access port device having a safety cap 0 2012
8,900,118 Dome and screw valves for remotely adjustable gastric banding systems 0 2013
8,882,655 Implantable access port system 0 2013
8,905,916 Implantable access port system 0 2013
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